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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 15, 2013 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

I can't believe my eyes. This is the most surprising Dead news since I don't know when....

http://www.bullmoose.com/p/15403961/grateful-dead-family-dog-at-the-great-highway-sf-4-18-70-2lp-180-gram-vinyl-record-store-day-exclusive

GRATEFUL DEAD
Family Dog at the Great Highway, SF 4/18/70
2LP 180 GRAM VINYL
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE
Release Date: 11/29/2013

- Never-before-heard complete 80 minute acoustic set
- Last 6 tracks are Pigpen solo acoustic guitar and vocal
-Tapes recently discovered by Mountain Girl in Jerry's personal collection
- Incognito Grateful Dead show originally billed as Mickey Hart and His Heartbeats and Bobby Ace and His Cards from the Bottom of the Deck

Record 1
Side A
01 I Know You Rider
02 Don't Ease Me In
03 Silver Threads And Golden Needles
04 Friend Of The Devil
05 Deep Elem Blues

Side B
01 Wake Up Little Susie
02 Candyman
03 Cumberland Blues
04 New Speedway Boogie

Record 2
Side A
01 Me And My Uncle
02 Mama Tried
03 Katie Mae

Side B
01 Ain't It Crazy (The Rub)
02 Roberta
03 Bring Me My Shotgun
04 The Mighty Flood
05 Black Snake

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Poster: AmericanReality Date: Oct 15, 2013 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

It would be a sin for this NOT to be released on CD. When something like this comes along it should be shared with those who LOVE the music right away. When something like this is unearthed it is very exciting to those who have heard everything else. So PLEASE don't limit this to vinyl.
An unheard Pig acoustic set is an absolute treasure. To all those out there who have un-heard tapes, share them with all of us who LOVE the dead.

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 16, 2013 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Woohoo! Love me some vinyl. And this is a nice surprise. But releasing on Black Friday? I head to the mountains or hole up at home on that day.

"Never-before-heard complete 80 minute acoustic set"
Does this mean part of the show has been in circulation or that the entire gig has been lost until now?

Was there an electric set?

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 16, 2013 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

There was no electric set; this was the complete show; never circulated, it was thought to be lost until now.

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Poster: Arck Date: Oct 17, 2013 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

This is quite a surprise. I guess it's part of the new 1970s tapes David Lemieux referred to in the most recent live chat. I can only assume it's not an earth-shattering show if it's being limited in this way. I wonder if the other nights were recorded. Seems likely. It would be nice if Mountain Girl also found a tape of the sunset raga/York Farm show...

I'm not too confident this will appear on CD - the 30 May 1971 show has remained unreleased following the partial show double LP set last year.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 17, 2013 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

I also guess this is one of the newly surfaced 1970-71 tapes Lemieux mentioned. Probably, as with the '69-70 reels, we won't know what the others are til they slowly dribble out info over the years...

I also don't think this will appear on CD, unfortunately. I hope it will, but dead.net's release strategies have always been perverse.

By the way, I am not so sure that the Dec '69 show Lemieux keeps hinting at for a future release is 12/10/69. He said they had reels 1+4 and recovered reels 2,3+5...our circulating 12/10/69 is about 90 minutes, and seems to be one consecutive set. (Plus a fragment of uncertain origin.) In fact I can't think of any other Dec '69 show where we had just 2 reels, so this could be a completely unknown show....I hope. But yeah, if 12/10/69 was like the next two nights there could be a whole other missing set.

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Poster: Arck Date: Oct 18, 2013 12:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

I agree the I've probably jumped to a conclusion by assuming it's the 10 December show, but it's the only December show that even remotely looks like it missing a large chunk (maybe around 60-90 minutes compared with the following two nights). Perhaps Lemieux got the details wrong on which reels they had/didn't have. Perhaps the TIFTOO is from the first set? Perhaps I'm just clutching at straws!

One thing I'm sure he said a while back was that none of the new tapes in the '69/'70 batch were for previously unknown dates; they just completed existing partial shows that we may not have had setlists for but did know the dates for. I figure these to be:
10 December '69
20 and 21 December '69
24 January '70
2 February '70
5 February '70
11 February '70

There's also 20, 21, 22, 23 February '70.

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Poster: pixinguinha Date: Oct 18, 2013 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear.....

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 16, 2013 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Looks like Judy Dawson came in late but otherwise kept very good notes:

Date 4/18/70 - Saturday

One Don't Ease Me In ; Silver Threads And Golden Needle ; Friend Of The Devil ; Deep Elem Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; Candyman > Cumberland Blues ; New Speedway Boogie ; Me And My Uncle ; Mama Tried ; Katie Mae ; The Rub ; Roberta ; Walk Down The Street ; Flood

Comments The poster for these shows (4/17, 18 & 19/70) list the billing as "Mickey Hart & His Heartbeats" and underneath in smaller type "Bobby Ace & His Cards From The Bottom Of The Deck." According to DB NRPS and Charlie Musselwhite were also on the bill. This information, and the lists for the next two nights, were provided to DeadBase by Judy Dawson, an early Bay Area deadhead who saw these shows with her sister and kept lists. There do not seem to be any tapes in existance. To judge by the list this was probably more acoustic than electric Dead and Jerry may have played some pedal steel with the Dead as well as with NRPS.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 16, 2013 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Is Judy related to John "Marmaduke" Dawson? Just curious since described as early Bay Area Deadhead and NRPS was on bill.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Oct 17, 2013 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

http://www.deadacated.com/deadbase.pdf
p60-62 describe her as an Bay area deadhead who went to the shows with her sister and made a list of the tunes played

http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2013/05/grateful-deadjerry-garcia-tour.html
LIA site also mentions her but does not necessarily link Judy to John.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Oct 15, 2013 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Vinyl only? -hope not

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 15, 2013 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Ditto . All for the records, but I have no phono stage .

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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 17, 2013 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

Have no fear. Some with turntables will hook up cassette decks, tape the album, and we can start schlepping tapes back and forth again.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 17, 2013 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

What it should say is "cd to be released later" or such . Give the vinyl crowd some perk of having it first, then put out the digital form later . Hey Dead folk , how about a 24/96 download ? But a cd would be nice also .
Part of this is that people are willing to spend bucks for vinyl, while there is no profit in cd : it is a devalued format .To make a professional cd (not a cdr) costs money, they may just not this it worth their while (?). And you are right, as soon as this is out, you will see needle drops of this out there in a flash . If they really want to make some profit form the folks who will not get the LPs, and don't want to do a cd,, allow a download . Free money , or at least SOME money, rather that none .